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Calvary in Easton's Bible Dictionary only in Luke 23:33, the Latin name Calvaria, which was used as a translation of the Greek word _Kranion_, by which the Hebrew word _Gulgoleth_ was interpreted, "the place of a skull." It probably took this name from its shape, being a hillock or low, rounded, bare elevation somewhat in the form of a human skull. It is nowhere in Scripture called a "hill." The crucifixion of our Lord took place outside the city walls (Heb. 13:11-13) and near the public thoroughfare. "This thing was not done in a corner." (See GOLGOTHA -T0001522.)

Calvary in Hitchcock's Bible Names the place of a skull

Calvary in in Fausset's Bible Dictionary (Luke 23:33). The Latin translation of the Hebrew GOLGOTHA, "the place of a skull," a place of executions. A fit place; in death's stronghold the Lord of life gave death his deathblow through death (Hebrews 2:14). There is no "mount," such as popular phraseology associates with Calvary. It was simply "a low, rounded bore hill" outside the N. gate of Jerusalem (Ewald, Gesch. Chronicles, 434, quoted in Ellicott's Life of our Lord.)

Calvary in Naves Topical Bible Also called GOLGOTHA, place where Jesus was crucified Mt 27:33; Mr 15:22; Lu 23:33; Joh 19:17

Calvary in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE kal'-va-ri. See GOLGOTHA.

Calvary Scripture - Luke 23:33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

Golgotha in Hitchcock's Bible Names a heap of skulls; something skull-shaped

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